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Dubai hospital tells British couple ‘they must pay £100,000 to take their newborn daughter back’

Dubai hospital tells British couple ‘they must pay £100,000 to take their newborn daughter back’ after mother unexpectedly gave birth while in the country

  • Mother who had visa rejected for taking wrong English test faces £200,000 bill
  • Syeda Khola Adnan, 23, unexpectedly gave birth to baby Amal at just 23 weeks 
  • Premature Amal was born weighing less than a tin of baked beans at just 400g 
  • Her baby is still critically ill and the hospital wants £100,000 of the bill to be paid

A British mother whose UK visa was rejected for taking the wrong type of English test expects to face a hospital bill of £200,000 after giving birth in Dubai. 

Syeda Khola Adnan, 23, claims that the country’s top NMC Royal Hospital will not give her baby back until she clears a bill of almost £100,000 (440,000 UAE Dirham).

Ms Adnan had her UK visa rejected as she allegedly took the wrong type of English IELTS test needed to move to Birmingham with British husband Azhar Saleem.

Mother Ms Adnan, 23, does not have insurance to pay for the medical bill, and baby Amal (above) is still critically ill in hospital. Their baby’s medical bills are still climbing and her mother is expecting to face a £200,000 bill

Ms Adnan fell pregnant in January this year, and applied for a UK visa in March when expecting her baby to be born in October. 

She gave birth to Amal 23 weeks early, but did not expect to give birth in Dubai.

She had severe complications with her pregnancy and had to have a C-section to deliver the baby in the NMC Royal Hospital.

Syeda Khola Adnan, 23, had her UK visa rejected as she allegedly took the wrong type of English IELTS test needed to move to Birmingham with British husband Azhar Saleem

Syeda Khola Adnan, 23, had her UK visa rejected as she allegedly took the wrong type of English IELTS test needed to move to Birmingham with British husband Azhar Saleem

Baby Amal was born weighing less than a tin of baked beans at just 400g.

His mother says she was taken to a private hospital rather than a government hospital because of how quickly her pregnancy unfolded. 

She does not have insurance to pay for the medical bill, and Amal is still critically ill in hospital.

Their medical bills are still climbing and mother Ms Adnan is expecting to face a £200,000 bill.

She has so far raised £14,257 of her £100,000 goal to raise money for her baby’s care online via a Go Fund Me page.

She wrote online: ‘We really need help to bring my baby home, any kind of help would be appreciated. you don’t realise the situations you can find yourself in until you find yourself in them. 

‘I have never thought of asking for help before in my life, but sometimes you have to bite the bullet and your pride and do everything you can to bring your loved ones, in this instance our baby home’.

MailOnline has contacted NMC Royal Hospital for comment. 

Baby Amal was born weighing less than a tin of baked beans at just 400g

Her mother says she was taken to a private hospital rather than a government hospital because of how quickly her pregnancy unfolded

Baby Amal was born weighing less than a tin of baked beans at just 400g. Her mother says she was taken to a private hospital rather than a government hospital because of how quickly her pregnancy unfolded

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